Directional Navigation Using the Sun 1

Directional Navigation Using the Sun
Many hikers now rely on GPS and other gadgets for navigation.  Personally, I favor using a traditional compass and map.   Regardless of what device you use when you are out on a planned trip, it is prudent to know how to apply basic navigational skills in case you find yourself lost without either. Quick Common ...

America – Corn Fed & Bred

America - Corn Fed & Bred
The American food system is simply supplying what the American consumer is demanding.  Blame the consumer, not the system.  If you don’t want it or like it, don’t buy it.  There are always alternatives – maybe not as cheap or convenient, but they are there… be aggravated enough to search. ~Safdy The Consequences of Fast ...

Cook in Bag? No! 2

Cook in Bag? No!
Cook in Bag – Backwoods Fast Food We found it to be a little disheartening that so many hikers wanted to know if we offered “boil in bag” packaging at the annual Trail Days event in Damascus, VA. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this involves the use of a heavy releasable stand-up ...

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 2

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health - Part 2
Capitalism wins more food opportunities. It is no surprise, that in a capitalistic society, our food system has devoted its energies to increasing production yields so it can sell food as cheaply as possible. Obviously, making profit is necessary to sustain a business, as is creating efficiencies to maximize profit. But, profit can be realized ...

Why Organic

Why Organic
Many people are choosing organic food as they become more concerned with relationship of the food they eat to that of their own health and the environment. Here you’ll find some of the reasons that convinced us in purchasing organic. We are happy to be in a position to share this information and pass these products ...

Another great reason to grow sprouts

The proven cancer preventer, sulforaphane is present at extraordinary levels in Broccoli Sprouts. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals associated with cancer and heart disease. Sulforaphane is present in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The highest concentrations are found in Broccoli sprouts. They contain 20-50 ...